Chenies Street War Memorial

Chenies Street War Memorial
Chenies Street War Memorial

{On the front:}
The Rangers
12th County of London Regt.
1914 - 1919

Remember with gratitude the true and faithful men who in the Great War went forth for God and the right.
- The memory of those who returned not again is hereby perpetuated to be honoured for evermore.

1939 - 1945
Greece - 1941
Crete, Western Desert - 1941

Veve, Proasteion, Canea
Retimo, Middle East 1941, Gazala
Retma, Bir Hacheim
Fuka Airfield, North Africa, 1942
Defence of Alamein Line

{On the right face:}
Langemark 1917
Menin Road - Ridge
Polygon Wood
Cambrai 1917
First Somme 1918
St. Quentin
Villers Bretonneux
Second Somme 1918
Albert 1918

{On the back face:}
To the immortal memory of 1193 Rangers who died for the Empire.

{On the left face:}
Ypres 1915
St. Julien
Frezenberg Ridge
Somme 1916
Transloy Ridges
Arras 1917
First Scarpe 1917
Ypres 1917

Site: Chenies Street War Memorial (1 memorial)

WC1, Chenies Street

Prior to WW2 this crescent was occupied by a landscaped garden and was quite a swanky address. Ornamental Passions has an article on the 1912 white building that can be seen to the left of our photo. The strange building immediately behind this monument is the entrance to one of the London WW2 deep level shelters. Towards the end of 1942 this shelter, called The Eisenhower Centre, was used as General Eisenhower's London headquarters. It has another entrance in Tottenham Court Road, next to Whitfield Memorial Church and opposite Torrington Place. See Deep Level Shelters in London for lots of information about these war-time constructions.

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Chenies Street War Memorial

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